Hello Tiki The Penguin
I have a question for you
What do you think would happen if it rained
salt instead of water. Would it have an impact
on nature. And what about the salt levels in the
What would happen?
I hope you can answer my question, then i would
be really happy
- Jacob 10 years old from Denmark
I wasn't quite sure whether you
meant it rained salt water or simply salt grains.
Whichever was the case I think it would have a devastating
impact on nature – on land anyway. I doubt
if anything could survive. In the sea, it's a little
different because living things in the sea are accustomed
to being in salt water. And it's quite common for
the levels of salt to become so high that solid salt
crystals form on the sea floor. This happens quite
naturally in places which are very hot (like the
Persian Gulf) and they are called sabkhas – which
is the Arabic word for a salt flat. In fact, you
can find thick salt deposits (called "rock salt" whose
scientific name is halite) in many parts of the world.
Amazingly, around 6 million years ago, the entire
Mediterranean Sea dried out, not once but several
times leaving thick salt deposits below the present
day sea floor.
My guess is that many of the living things in
the oceans would survive, particularly tiny things